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Friendors

To end the week in our usual food-themed way, I want to talk about a piece of advice I was given a long time ago.  I thought it concerned shopping and it turns out it’s important business advice as well.  I’ll admit that it was given to me in a different time, when much of the food didn’t come from a supermarket the size of several airplane hangers.  Shopping involved going to the butcher or the cheese store as well as the larger store where one would get grocery items and the advice was to make friends.  Despite the change in store sizes, it’s still great advice for shopping and business.  Let me explain.

A couple of Butchers at work.

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The Vegetable Garden

Roadside farmers' market in Bridgehampton, New...
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This is the time of year (well, maybe a little beyond it) when I get focused on planting my vegetable garden.  My wife and I both love summer tomatoes.  In fact, they’re one reason why we moved out of the city almost 30 years ago – we wanted to be able to grow and eat produce fresh out of the garden and there weren’t any farm stands in NYC then; neither was there space to grow one’s own. We’ve grown peppers of all sorts, tomatoes, eggplant, herbs, and other things depending on availably of plant stock and our mood. Continue reading

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